Computer Science—MS, PhD

What you'll work on

Our department has experts in architecture, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data science, distributed systems, embedded and multimedia systems, graphics and visualization, human-computer interaction, machine learning, software engineering, virtual environments, and wireless networks. Our research in scientific visualization turns Big Data into understandable datasets while virtual reality researchers study the interplay of human cognition and virtual environments. 

Sample Areas of Interest

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Security

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Who you'll work with

Our faculty and graduate students influence the world in their studies, research, and work. Faculty research has been funded by the NSF, DOE, NIH, DARPA, Microsoft, Google, and others. Four faculty members and an alumnus have received NSF CAREER Awards. 

Faculty Spotlight

Laura Brown
Associate Professor,
Computer Science

"It's 80 percent and 20 percent."

Big Data is a big deal, and data mining depends on the skills of computer scientists. While 80 percent of our time is juggling this data, it’s what we learn in that other 20 percent that makes all of the difference. Brown and her colleagues work with the 80 to push what’s possible in that 20.

Where you'll work

Michigan Tech offers state-of-the-art, special-purpose labs and research equipment, including multiple clusters, PC-based graphics systems, Oculus HMDs, a Vicon full-body tracking system, Microsoft HoloLens, a room-sized wall of 24 screens, and humanoid research robots (e.g., Nao, Darwin), driving simulators (e.g., NADS MiniSIM, LCT), and mobile usability testing labs and more.